Monday, March 14, 2011

Another one bites the dust

Day one, round two- over! I got home around 3:30. Another long day. I guess day *ones* will be long. Jesus really swooped in today. I had peace. I relaxed. I even slept. I laughed with the nurses. I was thankful. Thank you for your prayers. Tomorrow is the doozie. But God will see me through. Then... the rest of the week. Please don't stop praying.

I spent the day next to this frail, 90 lb., 89 year old lady. I thought, geeze louise, if granny over there could get chemo... buck up camper, so can you! Perspective, my friends, perspective.

My congestion is nearly gone. I had a great night's sleep and the kids are feeling better too. All in all an encouraging day. (Usually, this is the point in which a thought like, "Ut oh, it's going just a little *too good*, I wonder what will happen next?") But because I am in the process of change, I will NOT entertain that though. Thanks for not entertaining it with me ! :)

I'm off to enjoy my kids, grab some dinner and hunker in for the grand finale of The Bachelor. And here's a bonus for you, I think he's going to pick Emily. (But since I'm always wrong it will actually probably be Chantelle.) In which case, Emily and her sweet 5 year old daughter are better off. So maybe I'm actually hoping he picks Chantelle? Oh, I'm so conflicted!


jenny from mommin' it up said...

you crack me up! so glad today went well. that makes me smile big time!! Jesus is awesome!

Lisa Jackson said...

Praise the Lord!!! It is so good to be able to walk alongside you and be a part of God's work within you!! Love you my sister!!

Anonymous said...

So thankful for your positive feelings, feeling better and strenth today. Praising God and praying tomorrow goes smoothly!

Enjoy the kiddos and Bachelor tonight!!!!

vwiller said...

I am glad you have the Bachelor...though I don't watch it. Glad to hear you had peace, and more prayers are sent up every day.

Lisa said...

E!!! You're tooooo funny! I'm glad the day went well.. We'll keep praying for tomorrow! Funny about grannie... Still laughing over that one!

Stacie@HobbitDoor said...

So glad you had some encouragement and a good, if long, day. Will be praying tomorrow and the rest of the week.

H in Berlin said...

I am praying for you now as you sleep. That you sense deeply today during day 2 His right hand upholding you! I pray this, too, for Steve and your children. Praise God for the peace that has ruled in you in recent days. I pray this will deepen as you continue to plumb the depths of His goodness, as you hear His singing over you with joy - even in the midst of hard circumstances. I pray , too, for the seeds of truth you are planting as you point to Christ through these ups and downs, may God grow them and use you and Steve to speak authentically about Him to all you encounter in the hospital, this blog, your friends and family, those who have not yet met Jesus. May they hear His knock on their door through seeing the genuineness of your faith, which is shining brighter as a result of being tested in struggle. Amen.

Isaiah 41:10
fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

vwiller said...

my new prayer and mantra....Lord, quiet our hearts and free us from worry.